Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Pssst can you spare a few bucks? (You were warned)

I am maintaining some decorum as I start this post but please read right to the very end!

A little while ago, through one of the crafty avenues that seem to appear every now and again, I joined a loose group of local crafters. In that group I met Kim and then her husband Rohan.
Kim and Ro produce the most amazing zine here in Ballarat - full of local goodness, fashion, craft and all sorts of stuff. Kim and Ro have real day jobs and mothering jobs of course (like most of us) and two sweet baby girls and a vegie patch and a dog and a Kombi to keep them busy .....

BUT they are passionate about their zine and they work their collective butts off to get it out four times a year. ( and they do not batter an eyelid when you arrive at their house for chat in your P.J's and dressing gown - they just offer you a drink and pat of their dog like it happens everyday )

(all photos coutesy of Rohan)

This issue of THAW is full of lots of people you might know.....Kate and Brendon from Fox's lane and daylesford organics, The doily talking about her new roller derby passion, the gorgeous Beck of dandelion, Howl (winners of TripleJ Unearthed high), and yes there is an interview in there with me banging on (as usual) about craft and community and working in my Pyjamas.

So, I am going to flat out ask you guys to go and buy a copy from Kim and Ro's big cartel site.

Or locally from L'espresso, Upholstery gallery, Coco Pink, Art Gallery,Stride and more....)

Buy it because Kim and Ro work hard to keep this zine humming along (and sometimes giving up seems much easier)

Buy it to support handmade

Buy it to read about me if you want , or Beck, or Kate, or Steph or the Darling Howl boys.

Buy it because this support thing is actually one of the things we bloggers do really well
Buy it because it is priced ridiculously low. - $3 yep, only $3

Buy it because if you buy it and then email me and attach a receipt or some such proof along with your snail mail address, I'll be popping a free pattern in the post to the first twenty of you !

So, you are all fabulous and I know you want to support others , not just get free stuff so although all the patterns are now gone, if you buy or subscribe, send me a copy of the receipt you will go in the draw to win a softie....he is very soft and grey. His name is Rocket and he is just waiting for a new home. You have until I leave for craft tomorrow night to enter.

BUT
and my voice has taken on that slightly higher pitched - little bit hysterical tone
Buy it because this is my daughter ! yep. Everybody look !!! That's right .
If I could insert flashing lights and sirens here you can bet I would.


This is Miss Ric-Rac, my post VCE, 18, slightly sulky, singer, empty loo-paper roll ignorer, taunter of brother, eater of Milo, lover of HOWL, hopeless at craft, Bestie of Jazz, wearer of vintage, COVER GIRL ...daughter.

and yes I may have promised NOT to embarrass her about this .......but she's 18, how many more chances am I going to get?

This is where you need to go to get fresh with my daughter

(eeeeeewwwwwwwww)

60 comments:

  1. All bought and paid for!

    Congrats to Miss Ric-Rac! How great does she look?!

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  2. Gorgeous daughter. She looks just like her Mom, right?

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  3. All bought and paid for...I can't wait to receive it now! Your daughter looks beautiful, what a proud mumma you must be, x Tam

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  4. OK. So I read to the end, thought your arguments were sound, and as a 35-year-old with an 18-year-old, post HSC daughter, who is loitering at home while I bring home the bacon (it's OK, she's there with her 20-year-old sister, someone will change the empty toilet roll, I'm hoping - but can't be sure). So, you know, I felt some empathy (sympathy) and well bought the whole bloomin' lot. All six editions produced to date. Can't wait for them to arrive. Might even lock myself in the loo (there's only one inside) and read them. So there.

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  5. Congratulations to you and your daughter. Her cover shot is gorgeous. I am on a shopping ban at the moment but I will definately be buying this once it is over.

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  6. I can't wait to get fresh with your daughter! {well, not really.... but}.

    I bought up all 6 current issues and subscribed as well. The cover photos of every are beautiful. I can't wait for the post to arrive.

    Okay - now I have to go and do the washing up and some of that work stuff that us mums try and fit in around the mum stuff!

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  7. Congrats to Miss Ric-Rac and her proud mama! I just bought it and can't wait for it to get here!

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  8. I'm probably too late for your generous offer, but I just had to order this! (i've emailed you anyway just in case).

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  9. HOW
    COOL
    IS
    THAT????

    Bought it, can't wait!

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  10. I just bought one. How exciting, your (beautiful) daughter is a cover girl! You must be proud.

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  11. I just bought one too

    Looks great

    Thanks :)

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  12. What a fantastic shot!! One to keep and pull out in years to come x

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  13. gorgeous!!!!!! she looks beautiful!

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  14. Done deal... now hurry up postie and deliver my mag!!!!!
    Jodie your daughter is stunning. What a fantastic cover shot! You both should be very, very proud. xxx

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  15. I didn't even know aboutt his zine, and I LOVE zines! Love that photo on the front cover - you should be proud!

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  16. Thanks for introducing me to a great looking zine. I just bought the latest one, but will probably have to go back and get the rest...

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  17. Im popping over right now to grab a copy of the zine, it sounds wonderful and I might have to buy the other copies there too. Do you want me to email you the receipt no. too Jodie!

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  18. Ok I subscribed to twelve months, what a good friend you are, that makes us all good friends now too! LOL
    Miriam AKA mumma bubba

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  19. Yay Jodie, she looks amazing! How long ago does that night where she cleaned her room to impress Kim seem? Now she's the covergirl!! We are waiting for ours to arrive in the post box today.
    ps. I'm not sure how I feel about being part of a 'loose' group of crafters.
    XX

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  20. Done and done! All paid for.

    Congrats to your daughter. She looks amazing! You must be very proud. I always knew you made fantastic stuff.

    PS. My mum is still embarrassing me at 28. She is known to have walked into a dressing room and announced for all to hear "Your boobs are too small for that", oh dear god....

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  21. Done! Will be nice to have a little piece of Ballarat with me up. I love Ballarat :) xox

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  22. She looks absolutely gorgeous

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  23. Brill - off to buy one now. Bought the last copy at your stall on Saturday and was really impresed with the quality. Congrats to your daughter (and to you for making her!) - she looks lovely!

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  24. Oh Jodie! She is so beautiful she must break your heart. And she looks like she's got a share of coolth and attitude too. She'll work out the toilet roll thing when she lives with people with even less house-training.

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  25. I'm with Kate on this. Since when are we "loose"?

    Miss RR looks amazing, and I hope she is happy with the photo, too.

    Thanks for the lovely words! xoxoxo

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  26. Can't believe you didn't buy every single copy! Your Bestie of Jazz looks great!

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  27. I may have missed being in the first 20 but I thought $3 was such good value I bought copies 1-6 and a one year subscription. What a good friend you are.

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  28. oh Miss Ric Rac you are just divine...
    I need to pull my 20 year old son away from the computer screen...
    I think he has a crush!!!
    and thanks so much for mentioning the zine...how amazing...and so cheap!!!
    I have to dash and grab a copy before they sell out...

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  29. I'm already a subscriber....I am waiting for my next issue....gee I hope it comes soon!!

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  30. OH MY GOODNESS HOW GORGEOUS IS SHE! Absolutely divine photos, but of course any daughter of yours would have to be beautiful Jodie. Shall head over now and buy every issue and subscribe...

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  31. Thanks everyone for the lovely posts about thaw. Thanks to Jodie you darling darling lady for your kind slash funny post. I feel so priveldged to be an honorary member of such a loose craft gang. I think we should make patches to sew onto our bikie leather jackets.

    Ps. It was a pleasure to photograph Ric Rac Jr

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  32. the mag looks fabulous Jodie i have just subscribed for a year!! Gemma is gorgeous

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  33. i bet your girl will really be quietly dead chuffed you blogged about her !!! yep i bought.

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  34. Hi Jodie, what a great post!! Your Gemma looks fabulous and amazing and so is Thaw! It was so fun today looking through it. Gorgeous photos and lots of lovely stuff/people. Good on you for supporting Thaw and encouraging others to enjoy this excellent mag.
    As for the 'loose' crafters...what exactly DO you get up to on Thursday nights....? xo

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  35. your wish is my command- only to happy to help! I can't wait for it to arrive...now how do i send you a reciept??

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  36. Hi Jodie - Wow youmust be super duper proud! Have just bought a copy can't ait to check out this zine! Good to see you on Sat!

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  37. No wonder you are a proud mom. And quite right- embarass them while you still can!

    That is one cute elephant too!

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  38. I plan on embarrassing my daughter at that age, seeing as she does it to me now!! She's a stunner, is she the one in the selvedge dress photo too? Great pics. Thanks so much for the extra pattern, too, you shouldn't have! But getting a bit hooked on the softie thing....

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  39. I subscribed on the weekend and bought all the back issues and the latest issue was waiting for me when I got home from work today (how's that, I haven't even got half way through the back issues). My first thought was what a stunner the cover girl was!! can't wait to sit down and have a read.

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  40. Oh Jodie your daughter is just gorgeous!!! I can't believe that she is already 18... It feels like yesteday that you were announcing here going to France at 16, my how time flies..

    hugs
    Jodie :)

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  41. Looks like a great zine and your daughter is beautiful! Can't wait to get my first issue in the mail!!

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  42. Er, promised not to embarrass her? But it's in the unwritten contract between parents and children! #

    I the parent/child of _______ accept my contractual obligations to embarrass, tease and generally drive up the wall my parent/child until they have either gone mad or madder (whichever comes first).

    As a parent I will take lots of photos/drawings or other media of my child preferably naked and cute to show prospective boy/ girlfriends when my child is a teenager. I also promise to tell said prospective boy/girlfriend as many embarrassing stories about my child until they give me a stern look and tell me off at which point I will deny all and every responsibility under the phrase, 'But darling you were such a cute little thing!'

    Your daughter is beautiful, her mother is extremely talented, very witty and funny and bloody marvellous. BUT her mother and indeed she, are legally and contractually obliged to embarrass and drive each other mad. Yes, it's the LAW!

    ... so what was she like when young?!

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  43. Oh my gawd Jod - your little girl is such a stunner! I can only begin to imagine what a very proud Mum you must be right now.

    Also, cos I'll do just about anything to get my hands on your softies (!?!) I've just ordered me a copy of the zine.

    Moogs xxx

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  44. Your daughter is so stylish. The magazine looks great (it took me almost to the end of your post to figure out what zine meant!). I've ordered a copy for myself. Wonder how long it will take to arrive in California?

    -Holly

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  45. Ow WOWSER Jodie! How absofantabulouslylutely amazing!

    Miss Ric Rac looks every inch the super-model front cover girl!

    Locket xxx

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  46. I was so impressed with the copy I received on Saturday. I reckon they are doing a stirling job! Heaps of bang for your buck in that little mag.

    Covergirl = gorgeous.

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  47. I would be screaming from the rooftops about my beautiful daughter too. well done Miss Ric Rac, you are a stunner!!!! :0)

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  48. funny post, lovely girl of yours, and good luck. Going to buy a copy of course!

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  49. How Cool Jodie! You must be very proud -- and rightly so -- she's beautiful!!!

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  50. I could have sworn that was you! sizzling hot!

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  51. and my daughter thought i was embrassing?????????????
    she ain't seen nothing yet!!! :))

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  52. now i know why i'm not rich - i'm such a sucker for a story like this. i love supporting local business (i always shop at my little independent grocer that stocks local produce) and now it seems i like supporting your local businesses. seriously though, it's seems like a gorgeous zine - so i have subscribed for a year. i don't need to be entered for a competition - i'm just happy to get my magazine :)
    how gorgeous is your daughter - and how i laughed when you described her - she sounds much like mine (but em is only 15).
    l
    x

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  53. you do make handsome children! and now I must buy the mag of course

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  54. Oh she is a stunner! (and who doesn't love Howl with their amazing hair...)

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  55. I got my copy today. Thank you for turning me onto this mag. Can't wait to devour it.

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  56. That reminds me that I subscribed to this a few weeks ago but have never received nor heard anything. Mmm, must investigate.

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Hellloooooo !!!!